About Soapbox

Our mission at Soapbox Cincinnati is to Connect PEOPLE to PLACE.

IMG publications leverage the power of solutions-based journalism and narrative storytelling in partnership with community-based leadership coalitions to increase attachment to place – a foundational element to inclusive economic growth – while delivering community response to local media contraction.

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Founded in 2008, Soapbox is published by Issue Media Group, whose publications are supported by underwriting and partnerships with local businesses, civic institutions, community funds, nonprofits and foundations that support and expand our coverage of community and economic development, social innovation, city building and place making. Learn more about our underwriting policy here and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.

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Publisher / Interim Managing Editor: Patrice Watson

Patrice began consulting at Raise Your Share in 2010 to assist businesses and nonprofits with digital and social media. Her career includes a decade at Cincinnati Magazine as publisher; account management for iHeart Media's 700WLW; audience development for radio and television, and radio station general sales management. The immediacy of radio plus publishing’s ability to detail stories combined into Soapbox Cincinnati's online narrative style and solutions journalism reporting is her serendipitous merger of traditional and digital media. She joined Issue Media Group in early 2016 as Soapbox's publisher. @patricewatson10.

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